Daft Lyrics Database

A guide to pop song lyrics that are self-contradictory, stupid, or just plain creepy.

I can’t be the only one to have noticed that the lyrics of many, many pop songs make almost no sense whatsoever. I’m not talking about someone just scatting out some random syllables – that’s a long and respected musical tradition, and one that I’m not unfond of. Nor am I talking about “word salad” lyrics where creating this effect was the intention. I’m talking about apparently sensible songs whose lyrics, upon closer examination, turn out to be self-contradictory, stupid, or just plain creepy.

Such as any of the following songs:

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A Horse With No Name” by America

A Touch of Paradise” by John Farnham

Agadoo” by Black Lace

All I Need Is A Miracle” by Mike + The Mechanics

And The Tide Rushes In” by the Moody Blues


Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

Beds Are Burning” by Midnight Oil

Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order

Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles

Born To Be Alive” by Patrick Hernandez


Can’t Get Enough of You Baby” by Question Mark & the Mysterians

Candle in the Wind” by Elton John

Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen

Cry Little Sister” by Gerard McMann


Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie

Days of Elijah” by Donnie McClurkin

Death Is Not the End” by Bob Dylan

Desperado” by Eagles

Dizzy” by Tommy Roe

Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Feed The World)” by Band Aid

Down on the Border” by Little River Band

Drop The Pilot” by Joan Armatrading

Dumb Things” by Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls


Electric Blue” by Icehouse

Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes

Every Woman in the World” by Air Supply


Fall of Rome” by James Reyne

Feed The World (Do They Know It’s Christmas?)” by Band Aid

Forever Now” by Cold Chisel


Girl” by Beck

Goin’ Blind” by KISS


Heaven (must be there)” by Eurogliders

A Horse With No Name” by America

Humpty Dumpty


I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

I Never Loved You Anyway” by The Corrs

I Still Call Australia Home” by Peter Allan

Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice

If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Simply Red

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers

In The Year 2525” by Zager and Evans

It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” by AC/DC


Jump” by Van Halen


Kiss On My List” by Hall and Oates

Kosciuszko” by Midnight Oil


Laura” by Scissor Sisters

Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble” by P.J. and Duncan

Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince

Live It Up” by Mental As Anything

Living In A Box” by Living In A Box


Maneater” by Hall and Oates

Me Myself I” by Joan Armatrading

More Than A Feeling” by Boston

My Favorite Waste of Time” by Owen Paul


Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters

New Year’s Day” by U2


Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads

One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head

Only Girl (in the World)” by Rihanna

Our House” by Madness


Plaza” by Cold Chisel




The Reflex” by Duran Duran

Rise” by Public Image Ltd

Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads


Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Seether” by Veruca Salt

Seven Wonders” by Fleetwood Mac

She’s So European” by Kiss

Show Me The Way” by Peter Frampton

Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

Sweet Bird of Truth” by The The

Swinging on a Star” by Bing Crosby


Throw Your Arms Around Me” by Hunters & Collectors

The Time Warp” from ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Tomorrow” by Silverchair

A Touch of Paradise” by John Farnham

Train” by 4 Non Blondes

Trouble” by Duff McKagan

Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard

Two Strong Hearts” by John Farnham


Unemployed Boyfriend” by Everclear

The Unguarded Moment” by The Church


Vision Thing” by Sisters of Mercy


Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Watching the Detectives” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

When You Come” by Crowded House

Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2

Whip It” by Devo




Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” by Baccara



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